Lefse Fest celebrates Scandinavian culture

June 3, 2015

Maypole to honor deceased rooster McNugget

A little rooster atop a ceremonial pole will look awfully familiar to locals attending a celebration of all things Scandinavian June 6.

Contributed This year’s Lefse Fest maypole rooster, like this one from a past event, will be painted to look like beloved resident rooster McNugget.

Contributed
This year’s Lefse Fest maypole rooster, like this one from a past event, will be painted to look like beloved resident rooster McNugget.

Lefse Fest returns to Issaquah for the third year, and event organizers have decided to honor resident rooster McNugget by fashioning the maypole topper in his likeness.

Read more

Bookmark and Share

Lefse is more

July 30, 2013

Festival celebrates Scandinavian cultures

Craft booths featuring colorful Scandinavian clothing and artwork dotted Issaquah’s Veterans’ Memorial Field July 26 as a live accordion played classic Danish, Norwegian and Swedish folksongs.

The occasion was the first-ever Lefse Fest, offering a generous dose of Nordic traditions including a maypole dance, arts and crafts and food specialties. The centerpiece was lefse, a much beloved delicacy.

By Hailey Way Leiann Ronnestad (front left), other attendees and the Risadala children’s dance group hold hands in a circle and move around the maypole at Veterans’ Memorial Field during the Lefse Festival July 27.

By Hailey Way
Leiann Ronnestad (front left), other attendees and the Risadala children’s dance group hold hands in a circle and move around the maypole at Veterans’ Memorial Field during the Lefse Festival July 27.

Lefse is a flatbread — rather like a soft tortilla — that originated in Norway and is usually made of some combination of flour, cream and potatoes.

Read more

Bookmark and Share